Troubleshooting & How-Tos 📡 🔍 Linux

Using vi Without an Escape Key

My plan to use ConnectBot, vi and my tablet keyboard to stay on the couch instead of going over to the desktop was foiled by the fact that the keyboard doesn’t have an ESC key.


Fortunately, Ctrl+[ works! (On this keyboard, I can type it as Ctrl+Fn+N. YMMV) It’s awkward, but not as awkward as using the onscreen keyboard and navigation with vi.